General Club News

“Passing a bright torch”


Dear Members of BBRC,

After careful consideration Jen Barlass has made the decision to step down as President of BBRC. Jen has been a tireless contributor to the club for many years and this is a decision she has not taken lightly. However, for several personal and professional reasons she believes that this is right, and she has been bold enough to follow her heart.

Jen has sacrificed many hours of her own time to ensure the club stays both financially viable and is a welcoming and inclusive club for all its current and future members. We are extremely grateful that she will support the executive to see the completion of several large projects that she has worked tirelessly on over the last few years.

On behalf of the current and past executive committees, coaches, and the members of BBRC we wish to express huge gratitude to Jen. She has been committed, brave, thoughtful and determined as a servant of the club and given herself thoroughly to all the roles she has held.

Jen has graciously agreed to stay closely involved as Club Secretary as we move forward to ensure that the new executive and President can benefit from her experience and support. Again, demonstrating her selfless commitment to the well-being of BBRC.


Thank you, Jen, – you’re a rock star!


 “Changing roles in Exec Committee”

With Jen Barlass standing down there are some changes in the exec committee as below. The BBRC constitution takes into account a scenario such as this and provides for the executive committee to vote on new appointments to vacant positions.

This vote has been held and the below roles unanimously voted in.

BBRC Executive Committee Roles going forward.

President – David Norris

Treasurer – Warren Davey

Secretary – Jen Barlass

Squash VP – Martin Dowson

Tennis VP – Barry Baughan

Tennis Club Captains – Ange Hutchison and Cam Haswell

Squash Club Captains – Sara Lowe and Chris Wiggins


Davis Norris  (President)

From the Tennis Court

Tennis prize giving – mark your Calendar!

The tennis prize-giving event is set for Saturday August 3rd, 2019

Ticket sales and information will be communicated early July, and we look forward to another fun-filled evening celebrating the success of our Junior and Senior members!!

New Software Platform…Coming Soon

We are currently working on a project to replace our existing administration software platform(s) and combine them into a single solution. The new software will enable us to “work smarter” for administration tasks while providing better efficiencies to our members.

For the first stage we are planning a go-live date for September 2019, and we will communicate transition information prior to launch.

Mid Week Social
Every Wednesday 9.00am – 11.00am

Business House / Thursday Social Tournament
Every Thursday 7.00pm – 10:30pm

Veteran Morning
Every Friday 9.00am – 11:30am

Junior Club Night
Every Friday 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Free for all Junior Club Members to attend

Club Afternoon
Every Sunday 2.00pm – 4.00pm

From the Squash Court

Squash Update


Round two winter interclub – register interest ASAP

We have an opportunity to add/amend our interclub teams for round two.  If you interested in playing round two please contact either Sara (women) or Chris (men) or at [email protected] by next Monday.


Club champs – lock in this date, includes social and double divisions

We have confirmed squash club champs 23-25 August.  Lots of trophies up for grabs.  Enter either graded, junior, social (old, broken or new) and/or for the first time we are introducing doubles divisions.  If you enter you must be available to play on all three days.  No fees, no graded points on offer.  ‘Bring a plate’ for Sunday prize giving and social function.  Please register now at either [email protected] or write your name up on the notice board.


Browns Bays A2 Squash Tournament September 27-29th

We will again use all profits for squash court upgrades.  Our first priority is to lock in sponsors.  Please register interest if you are interested at having naming rights to this tournament at [email protected] or approach anyone from the squash committee.  The New Caledonians will be back, so the vibe will be positive and social.  We want to carry on from the fantastic tournament in May which I believe everyone enjoyed being part of.  Yes, the ‘old, broken and new division’ will be offered!


AD Long Masters Club

This is an annual event open to all clubs in NZ who want to put in team made up of Masters players of any grades, this year held 2-4 August at New Plymouth.  If this interests you and you gather interest from others please email [email protected].


Squash Committee update

What is keeping us busy?  Over the next few months we want to offer court branding guidelines to anyone interested, we want to confirm and finalise a new squash coaching agreement and explore how we can further upgrade/clean our courts.

Senior Club Night
Every Thursday 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Ladies Squash Night
Every Friday 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Junior Club Night
Every Friday 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Free for all Junior Club Members to attend

From the Coaches

To read the latest news from the Coaches, select one of the buttons below to visit their news section on the BBRC Hub.  You can also find this information by clicking on the Tennis or Squash drop down menu above.

From the Tennis Coach
From the Squash Coach